Sunday, May 22, 2022

 A perfect wedding in The Warrington Guardian:
Jan [Crippin]: Our wedding day started at the Pyramid, for the ceremony and drinks, followed by a coach and car convoy to the Brontë old school rooms for afternoon tea.
We went to Haworth on our first date, so we took all our friends there as it felt like the right place to go.
Charlotte Brontë had her wedding with afternoon tea in the very same room. (Heidi Summerfield)
Broadway World announces that The Turbine Theatre has presented a cast for a workshop production of a new musical of Wuthering Heights
The Turbine Theatre has announced a workshop presentation of their new musical adaptation of Emily Brontë's literary classic, 'Wuthering Heights'. At just twenty-five, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama graduate Lizzie Lister wrote and composed this musical with her father, Mick Lister, and classical pianist Clare Lonsdale. (...)
Director Emma Gersch said: "I am totally thrilled to be working on this magical project. As soon as I heard the songs, I was blown away and knew that this was a story I wanted to be part of telling. I have been passionate about the adaptation of classics for many years, and when music is woven into the storytelling, I feel like new levels can be transcended."
An hour-long extract of the working production will be exclusively presented to industry and public on Thursday June 2nd (7.30pm), Friday June 3rd (7.30pm), Saturday June 4th (3pm and 7.30pm). Tickets are available on the Turbine Theatre website. (Marisa Torreo)
ScreenRant discusses the DIE Comic book RPG:
The original DIE comic book series takes place in a twisted planet of magic, its twenty triangular realms inspired by the imaginations, desires, and beliefs of storytellers and role-players throughout human history. The dark, twisted nature of the comic's world in no small part is due to the unfortunate implications baked into many of the imaginary worlds people dream up. The war-torn realms of Little England and Eternal Prussia, for instance, are influenced by early tabletop war games of H.G. Wells and George Leopold von Reisswitz (with J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbits playing the role of cannon fodder in trench warfare battlefields), while the picturesque city of Glass Town is inspired by the imaginary world created by Charlotte Brontë and her siblings. (Coleman Gailloreto)
Sheknows talks about an Instagram post by Martha Stewart or something like that:
On May 19, Stewart shared an idyllic snapshot of her new dessert that’s fit for an Emily Brontë novel. (Delilah Gray)
Lancashire Live's selection of the country's hidden gems includes Wycoller Hall:
Wycoller Village and Country Park has been hailed for being a hidden gem for its ruins, streams and craft centre. It is located just a few miles from Colne and was passed between several high profile Lancashire families before falling into ruin.
For those with a love for literature, its thought to have inspired Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre and on top of its written history, old features from the hall like the fireplace are seen to have been maintained. (Rebecca Lockwood)
The Washington Post on literary sequels:
 Literary retellings can be either lighthearted fan fiction or classics in their own right, running the gamut from Jean Rhys’s brilliant “Wide Sargasso Sea,” inspired by “Jane Eyre,” to Seth Grahame-Smith’s pulpy “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” (Bethanne Patrick)
The New York Times recommends a couple of biographies:
 The English novelist Pym (“Excellent Women,” “Quartet in Autumn”) went in and out of fashion during her lifetime, and since. Byrne’s biography arrives at a time of rekindled interest. Rhys is best known for “Wide Sargasso Sea,” her feminist prequel to “Jane Eyre.” Seymour captures her childhood on the Caribbean island of Dominica and the rest of her often turbulent and challenging life.
Outlook India pictures Emily Brontë under a flickering light penning Wuthering Heights (probably not): 
Hadn’t the great authors of the past penned their masterpieces by the light of a solitary lamp? I could picture Goethe labouring over his Faust, Shakespeare over his Sonnets, Dostoyevsky over his Crime and Punishment (probably in a prison cell), and Emily Brontë composing Wuthering Heights by the light of a flickering lamp while a snowstorm raged across the moors that surrounded her father’s lonely parsonage. (Ruskin Bond)
Must-see getaways on Severna Park Voice:
I highly recommend perusing the inn’s website ( to see the unique amenities that the beautiful historic boutique bed-and-breakfast has to offer. Luckily, my husband and I visited on a Sunday through Monday, so we were able to get the popular Jane and Rochester room from “Jane Eyre,” which we highly recommend with its king-sized wooden canopy bed, classic fainting couch, fireplace, copper tub and private entrance. (Lauren Burke Meyer

The Herald announces the upcoming performances of Wise Children's production of Wuthering Heights in Edinburgh.  A Croatian graduate student and an English major list Wuthering Heights among their favourite books on Dubrovniknet and Her Campus. The Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka) recommends reading Jane Eyre (or any book by the Brontës).

El Correo (in Euskera) talks about the poetry of Lizar Begoña:
Susa argitaletxeak dioen moduan, hitzen zoo librea osatu du Lizar Begoñak poema-liburu honetan. Logika egituratuei aurre eginez, eta formaren aukerak zukutuz, mundu garaikidearen testurak bildu ditu, organikoenetatik ukiezinetara. Besteak beste, palmondoak, abereak, belar txarrak, Bergman, Brontë, Oteiza, Le Guin etab. hartu ditu solaskide, zentrorik gabeko eremu batean kiribiltzeko gonbita eginez irakurleari. (Paul Picado) (Translation)
La voz de Galicia (Spain) interviews writer Lola Fernández Pazos about her new book El Pazo de Lourizán.
Esto no se lo he contado a ninguno, pero quería que la novela fuera muy sencilla de leer, pero que su estructura fuera compleja. Me encantaba la estructura de Cumbres borrascosas, que es como el propio título, borrascosa, difícil, pero, sin embargo, el lector superficial no se percata. Quería hacer un homenaje a los victorianos, que me encantan. Creo que es de las primeras novelas en las que se utilizan las tres personas narratives. (L. Penide) (Translation)
Random Jottings has re-read Wuthering Heights. WJQuinn interviews Liam Tamne on his role as Heathcliff in the Wise Children production of Wuthering HeightsEfe Eme (Spain) interviews Spanish singer/songwriter Loquillo, who says the cover artwork for his latest album depicting a fig tree is reminiscent of Wuthering Heights.


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